This is a panel analysis and discussion of the impacts of COVID-19 on the media industry and what the pandemic revealed about the true nature of women’s rights and gender equality in Africa and the media and how women might be better supported in a post-pandemic world.
Comfort Ojoma Ukwela- Impact of Covid-19 on the Nigerian Media: A Testimony of Resilience amidst Daunting Challenges
Nouha Belaid – How Tunisian Media have covered the COVID-19 crisis.
Gladness Hemedi Munuo- From the crisis resolving center, Tanzania.
Lilian Khatondi Mukoche- Role of Community Radio Stations in COVID-19 Prevention and Management in Kakamega County- Kenya).
Dr Noha Atef – How has Covid-19 Has Benefitted Journalists in North Africa?
Objectives of this panel
To interrogate how Africa’s media, cultural and creative industries are adapting following lessons learned during the pandemic.
To discuss what the pandemic revealed about the true status of women’s rights and gender equality in Africa and the media and how women might be better supported in a post-pandemic world.
Outcomes of this panel
Strategies on building resilience in a post-pandemic world and a new commitment from policy actors and stakeholders in the media industry under the African’s Union strategy of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.